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Monday, 24 September 2018

Harry's Birthday Card

Hi all - forgotten I'd not posted this card made for number one son's birthday (only son but he is still number one!!)

You may have seen on FB that Harry has been customising a Suzuki van that he bought so that he can travel further afield for his photography.  So, I made this card using a  VW die from Marianne designs (LR0359) and adapted it to the colours of Harry's van.  I added little pics of Harry and his beloved Coco - and the photo of the road they're travelling along is one of Harry's postcards of The Whinlatter forest which are now on sale in the Whinlatter shop!!

Gotta go now as I have a unexpected but perfectly timed craft date with a crafty friend!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Mo Twinkle

Isn't this image just too cure - I love it - it's called Twinkle and of course it's a Mo Manning image!  Click here to take you to the image in Mo's store. The sentiment comes with the image so makes life extra easy!

This new swirly star die from Marianne designs suits the image perfectly too and comes with a die for all the individual stars too.  The product number is CR1447 and it's in stock here at Crafts U Love at the minute - just saying!!

Hugs  Juliexx

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Foxy Christmas card with Marianne Designs

I've made a few Christmas cards this year using some image sheets from Marianne Design - I love the soft colours of the woodland scenes and I'll be sharing a few over the next few weeks.

The fence is actually from this year's summer beach themed release of dies, s is the sign but I think they work equally as well for winter projects!  Full list of Marianne products below:

Forest Dreams 1 image  Sheet - EWK1262
Pine Needle Embossing Folder - DF3450
Beach Fence die - CR1441
Signpost die - LR0535
Spar Tree die - LR0378
Toadstools - LR0372
Karin's Christmas Song Sentiment  Set - KJ1719
Eline's Winter House Papers- PB7037

We got hit by Storm Ali yesterday and didn't have power for most of the day - luckily came back on around 8pm!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Anything Goes at Passion for Promarkers

Good morning peeps- it's new challenge day at A Passion for Promarkers with s super easy theme of Anything Goes - I'm well into Christmas cards now (although I do have a couple of other cards to sort, including hubby's birthday card!!).  So, I chose this gorgeous image from our sponsor, A Day for Daisies - it's called Painted Mushroom Top and I think it makes a fab Christmas card.

I've used Tim Ranger enamel dots on the main image and also the die cut toadstools - photo below just to see the dimension you get.

I've used a fantastic new folding card die from Marianne Designs - it makes it so easy to have an alternative shaped card  - full list of Marianne products below:

Anja's Folding Card Die - LR0553 - NEW!
Three Small Tree dies - LR0556 - NEW!
Toadstool Dies - LR0372
Snowflake Dies - LR0393

Check out the rest of my teamies' fab makes here.

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 14 September 2018

Cheek to Cheek Mo's Digital Pencil

One of my oldest and very dearest friends has just announced her engagement and this is the card I made using Cheek to Cheek from Mo's Digital Pencil. It's coloured with Promarkers and designed using mostly Marianne Designs dies and sentiments.  I do love these new arrow words - full details below.

Marianne products used:

Love Die cut word Arrow - COL1458
Sentiment Wedding set - CS0999
Stitched Heart Border - CR1362
Stitched Border - LR0518

That's all for now folks

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Wedding card with box

I made this wedding card with matching box quite a while ago now and forgot to blogit so here it is! The image is from one of the old Art Pads from Lili of The Valley which I hear they're bringing back!  Yippee!!  I coloured this with my promarkers and the frame, tag and sentiment, and flourishes are Marianne - deets below!

Marianne Products Used

Swirly Frame Die -  LE0530
Tag - CR1353
Wedding Sentiment stamps - CS0999
Leaf flourishes-LR0271

The lace frame on the box lid is a punch around the page punch and corner combo from Marther Stewart.

We've got our Em coming up for a few days today, so looking forward to seeing her!!

Hugss, Juliexx

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Love Birds!

I always like to make a first Wedding Anniversary card for any weddings I've attended the previous year and this one was for my niece Lily and her husband Sean.

The birds are a really cute ready-coloured image from Marianne Design.  The frame, branches and heart border are also Marianne - full details below:

Tiny's Mixed Media image sheet - MM1602
Lattice Frame Die set - LR0483
Leaf Branch Dies - LR0256
Rope Heart Die - LR0506
Heart Tag - CR1353

Have a fab Saturday - I'm off to a craft fair and hoping to meet up with an online crafting buddy!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Christmas Bauble with Fairy Lovely

It's an Anything But A Card challenge starting today over at a Passion for Promarkers so I've made a little bauble with Fairy Lovely from Mo's Digital Pencil.

It was quite hard to take a pic off as the light strip from my light box kept reflecting in her hair but it looks a little like a twinkly crown so it's ok!  There's also a bit of glitter and the little glitter balls in the bauble too!

My teamies at PFP have made some wonderful things for this week's challenge - so lovely to make something other than a card - thank you Sue!

We have a fabulous new sponsor this week too - LeAnns World 101 - and they're offering the winners of our challenge 2 digi images of their choosing!

LeAnn's World 101

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 1 September 2018


I managed to find a little crafting time this week to make this little beauty- Sassy is the image from Mo's Digital Pencil and Sassy she is!  

The papers are My Mind's Eye and I just felt this OH EM GEE sentiment from a Mama Elephant set suited her perfectly.  The It's Your Birthday is a die/stamp combo from Paper Trey Ink which I layered onto sticky foam before die cutting to get the dimension.

We've had family visiting for the last couple of weeks and it's been just lovely, the house is so quiet tonight!  And Violet has just loved playing with all our great-nieces and nephews!

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 27 August 2018

Ho Ho Ho - new Santa Stamp from Marianne!

I love me a good Santa image for Christmas cards so I was thrilled when Marianne released this one for September 18! So easy to colour and it comes with the sentiment stamp. 

In fact everything is Marianne including the various papers, wonky square dies and reindeer dies - full list below.

I made several at the same time so the Christmas card count has increased a bit!

Marianne Products Used:

Santa Stamp - PP2807 -NEW!
Papers - Forest Dreams - PK9158 - NEW!
       - Berry Xmas - PB7053
               - Royal Christmas - PK9151
Wonky Squares Die set - CR1375
Curvy Square Stitched die  from set - LR0483
Reindeer Die - LR0179
Banner Die from Rosette die set - COL1444
Enamel dots, hearts and stars are also Marianne!

It's my baby boy's birthday today - he's only gone and become 28 so will have his card to share later!!
I think his Dad is helping him convert his van into a camper, then we're off to Pitch and Put and a meal out later!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Lili of The Valley Get Well

I made this card recently for a friend who is a keen cyclist but had to recover after an op before he was allowed to get back on his bike!  So this LOTV image was perfect for resting but dreaming of life on the open road again!
The cycle stamps are from Sizzix and I word-processed the sentiment.  And I can't for the life of me remember whose papers these are!

Happy Weekend everyone - I think we're off to do a bit of cave exploring with our visitors today!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Birthday cards!

I love this little girl with her ice-cream - it so reminds me of our little Violet who loves an ice cream!  And she asks you so nicely if she can have one that it's hard to refuse!! The image is called Here from Mo's Digital Pencil of course. Her expression is just perfect for the ice-cream pinching seagull!  This is a Marianne die - full list of Marianne products used is below.
 Anyhoo, my card is for our new challenge at Passion for Promarkers today with a nice easy, peasy theme of Birthdays - our bread and butter cards right?!!

Marianne Products Used

Hexagon Die Set - CR1444 - NEW!
Flower Border - LR0537
Signpost - LR0535
Seagull - CR1279
Sun/Sea words from Beach Sentiments set - CS1007
Happy Summer Birthday Sentiments Set - KJ1714

Despite looking, I couldn't find an ice-cream sentiment in my stash so I stamped it separately using a Craftwork Cards alphabet stamp set. (The Sun and Sea words are from the Marianne set above.)

This week, we're being sponsored by Uniko stamps and they're offering the lucky winner a stamp set of their choice!

Uniko Stamps

My teamies have made some fab cards to inspire you so check them out here and then join in our challenge!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 17 August 2018

Christmas card number two!!

I think I've had this gorgeous Mo image awhile so have shown him some love!  He/She is  called Soon but personally I think it's a bit soon to be expecting snow!!  The papers are from Bo Bunny and they make such a lovely backdrop for this little guy so I fussy cut him/her out - what a great expression!  My full list of Marianne goodies used is below - love the new winter/Christmas sentiments in this new Happy Holidays set!

Marianne Design Products Used

Sentiment - Happy Holidays Stamp Set - CS1009 - NEW!
Snowflake Border Die - LR0486
Fir Tree Border - LR0283
Snowflake Dies - LR0393

I've added some Wink of Stella to the individual snowflakes and a dot of stickles to the centres.

Have a great weekend!

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Marianne Design August Release Products - Christmas is Coming!!

My first Christmas card of the year made with lots of lovely new products from Marianne Design. You can see all the details of how I made the card here on the Marianne Inspiration blog and a full list of products used below - love this  layered Robin stamp!!

Marianne Products Used

Layered Robin Stamp - TC0866 - NEW!
Papers - Forest Dreams - PK9158 NEW!
Pine Cone Branch Dies - LR0550 NEW!
Sentiment - Happy Holidays Set - CS1009 NEW!
Frame Die - LR0530
Flowers Die  - CR1431
Star Tag Die - CR1353
Holly Die - LR0244

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Fairy Sleepy

This is the gorgeous Fairy Sleepy from Mo's Digital Pencil and I thought she'd make a great baby card.  Sadly she is being retired but it looks like she's still in the  shop at the minute so grab her while you can!

The papers and tag are from First Edition, the  little dress die is from Joy Crafts and the flowers are a fab new set from Marianne Design this month - Anja's Beautiful Flowers -  LR0546.

Busy with our lovely Em and her boyfriend visiting this week, so that's all from me for now.

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Make it Feminine at Passion for Promarkers

Today's card is for our Make it Feminine challenge starting today at Passion for Promarkers - love this theme chosen by our fab Nic.  And, when you're being sponsored by A Day for Daisies, you get to play with one of their gorgeous girly images!!  I chose Fairy Flower Bouquet Portrait - isn't she a beaut!

I wanted to keep her looking ethereal so chose my colour scheme from the Prima Nature's Gardens pad.  And, my August DT pack arrived from Marianne Designs so couldn't wait to use these new flower dies and the word dies - love these!!  Full details of Marianne products used below.

Marianne Products Used

Flowers - LR0546 - New!
Word Die  - COL1458 - New!
Frame - LR0371
Clear Glitter Dots

I also added some Wink of Stella glitter to her wings - think you can just about make it out in the pic above.

As our sponsors,  A Day for Daisies are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher to spend in their online store.  Their images are gorgeous so why not pop over to the store and check them out.

Hugs, Juliexx